Last year around this time, I found myself getting ready to take some photos of Bethlehem AD, mostly because I wanted to get some practice in and also because I wanted to capture the event and show family and friends. As it turns out, the coordinator for Bethlehem AD liked my photos a lot and asked if I could volunteer my time as a photographer this year. Of course, it will be in a challenging environment with areas of high contrast, a lot of shadows, and lack of sufficient lighting. I never turn down a chance to practice, especially in an environment that will push the limits of my camera.
This past Saturday was set aside for set-building, rehearsals, and costume-fittings. What I've included for this post are shots of the angels practicing in the worship hall at Rise City Church in Redwood City, which is the church that has been organizing Bethlehem AD for the past 19 years.
Enjoy the photos! And check back on Christmas day for highlights of this year's Bethlehem AD!
ISO 800 56mm f/1.2 lens f/1.2 1/80sec